Purse Search Ireland is an exciting fisheries conservation project that involves public participation, so that means you can take part! The project is basically a massive nationwide search for mermaids' purses, the eggcases of sharks, skates and rays. We're hunting for these eggcases because they can provide valuable information on the location of nursery areas for Ireland's egglaying sharks, skates and rays. Information on nursery areas is crucial for effective conservation management and protection of vulnerable species. It's also important for the sustainable
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We work with and for communities pursuing sustainable solutions for the marine environment using education, outreach and innovation as tools for positive change.
Our latest community driven conservation project involved a seal pup rescue with a difference!
When local residents happened upon a seal pup in trouble on Bray Beach, we did not consider that it would have much chance of survival. However, the local community went above and beyond to make this a good news story!
What to do if you find a dead whale, dolphin or porpoise on the beach If you find a dead whale or dolphin on the beach, you should take the following actions: Call your local Marine Wildlife Rescue operator immediately and take their advice. You should also inform the authorities responsible for managing the beach, including the police.Do not touch the animal or try to move it. Try to keep … [Read More...] about What to do if you find a whale, dolphin or porpoise on the beach
Collecting and identifying mermaids' purses on the shoreline can be a fun activity for the whole family, and although some skate and ray eggcases can be difficult to identify, there are a number of species that can be easily recognized without the eye of a specialist. In fact, mermaid's purse spotting is fast becoming a popular beachcombing activity around the world, with citizen scientists … [Read More...] about How to Identify a Mermaid’s Purse
How a local community on Ireland's east coast came together to take care of a little seal pup in trouble Marine Dimensions was delighted to coordinate the team of volunteers who watched over the seal pup on Bray Beach earlier this month. When local residents happened upon the young Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) in early October, we did not consider that it would have much chance … [Read More...] about Seal Pup Rescue in Bray